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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Biff suggest is the reason for his reluctance to have called on Oliver in the first place?
(a) Biff's inefficiency in the shipping area.
(b) Biff's getting the sack for laziness.
(c) Biff's theft of the fountain pen.
(d) Biff's theft of the basketballs all those years ago.

2. What are the types of seeds Willy is planting?
(a) Carrots, beets and lettuce
(b) Lettuce, beans and tomatoes
(c) Radishes, carrots and beets
(d) Tomatoes, radishes and carrots

3. What does Linda think is best?
(a) For Biff to leave
(b) For Happy to leave
(c) For Happy to clear away the garden tools
(d) For Willy to have supper

4. What is Happy's intent for the future?
(a) To carry on the same fight as his father
(b) To have a different drea
(c) To have a great apartment and lots of girlfriends
(d) To be a traveling salesman

5. What does Charley say is an "earthquake" for a salesman?
(a) When sales fall and he is sacked.
(b) When people stop smiling back.
(c) When he has to spend a week in San Francisco.
(d) When he drives off a bridge.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Linda try to prevent Biff from doing?

2. What does Biff again offer to Happy?

3. Who mentions that the cemetery gates will soon be closing?

4. What does Linda order her sons to do?

5. What is Willy doing in the garden?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is wrong with Happy's assertion that "the only dream you can have [is] to come out number one man."?

2. What is the significance of Happy's gift of flowers?

3. What is Willy's final fantasy?

4. What is Willy's reaction to Biff's attempt to tell the day's events truthfully?

5. How does Biff feel about lying to his father about the Bill Oliver interview?

6. What cautions does Ben advise concerning Willy's plan to commit suicide?

7. In what way is Willy's life echoed in Biff's account of his attempt to see Bill Oliver?

8. Is Biff correct in saying of Willy that "He never knew who he was."?

9. Is Charley's summation of Willy and his life as a salesman an accurate one?

10. Account for Willy's anger towards Biff.

(see the answer keys)

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